For close to two weeks, there has been massive protests going on across Nigeria. From the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) to Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Makurdi, Awka, Benin City, Ughelli and several parts of the country, the youths have come out to demand an end to police brutality and extortion in the country.
|Enugu Youths Protesting Against Police Brutality|
|Enugu Youths Saying Enough To Police Brutality|
|#EndSars Protest Kano|
|Abuja: EndSars Protest At CBN Headquarters|
|EndSars Protest Kaduna|
|Rivers Youth Participating In The EndSars Protest|
|Lagos Youths Protesting Against Police Brutality|
These youths are saying enough is enough to indiscriminate killing of young people by the department of the police known as the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).
For several years, reports of SARS calling innocent young people “yahooboys” or fraudsters and killing them in the process has gone unchecked, giving these police officers the impetus to do more.
Among those allegedly killed extorted and killed by SARS operatives are the names shown in the picture below.
|Names of victims of SARS (Police) brutality in Nigeria|
The protests has also received massive support from various Nigerian clergies, celebrities, organisations and even the international community.
The youths are also demanding for better governance from the Nigerian leaders among other things.